Few-Layer Antimonene by Liquid-Phase Exfoliation

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Gibaja C, Rodriguez-San-Miguel D, Ares P, Gomez-Herrero J, Varela M, Gillen R, Maultzsch J, Hauke F, Hirsch A, Abellan Saez G, Zamora F
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 55
Pages range: 14345-14349
ISSN: 1433-7851
eISSN: 1521-3773


We report on a fast and simple method to produce highly stable isopropanol/water (4:1) suspensions of few-layer antimonene by liquid-phase exfoliation of antimony crystals in a process that is assisted by sonication but does not require the addition of any surfactant. This straightforward method generates dispersions of few-layer antimonene suitable for on-surface isolation. Analysis by atomic force microscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy, and electron energy loss spectroscopy confirmed the formation of high-quality few-layer antimonene nanosheets with large lateral dimensions. These nanolayers are extremely stable under ambient conditions. Their Raman signals are strongly thickness-dependent, which was rationalized by means of density functional theory calculations.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abellan Saez, Gonzalo Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Hauke, Frank Dr.
Zentralinstitut für Neue Materialien und Prozesstechnik
Hirsch, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Maultzsch, Janina Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik

Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

External institutions with authors

Technische Universität Berlin
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

Research Fields

B Nanoelectronic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
C Photonic and Optical Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

How to cite

Gibaja, C., Rodriguez-San-Miguel, D., Ares, P., Gomez-Herrero, J., Varela, M., Gillen, R.,... Zamora, F. (2016). Few-Layer Antimonene by Liquid-Phase Exfoliation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55, 14345-14349. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201605298

Gibaja, Carlos, et al. "Few-Layer Antimonene by Liquid-Phase Exfoliation." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55 (2016): 14345-14349.


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